Join us on select afternoons as we use the medium of film to explore ideas and issues. A moderated discussion after each movie will allow you to join in conversation with others about the film and its impact on you. These films will not only entertain, but will provide an excellent starting point for reflection as we compare our society, culture, and viewpoints with others. This cinema program is free and open to the public, so tell your friends and family to join you for an afternoon cinema experience. All Free Flicks are free of charge, and brought to you by OLLI member donations.
The OLLI Cinema Committee has expanded its programming to include Cinema Conversations, a three-week program that allows participants to discuss films in greater detail. If you are interested in a stimulating, thoughtful, discussion about movies, join fellow film lovers to enjoy a viewing of a film followed by a brief discussion about the movie’s major themes. The following two weeks will focus on engaging participants in conversations and suggested reading(s) related to the film.
Dinner & A Movie
Our day in Elmwood will begin with a visit to the nostalgic Palace Theatre, built in 1913, where owner Vern Reynolds will take us on a short tour of the theater as we learn its history and background. We’ll have a private screening of Shadow of a Doubt, a 1943 American psychological thriller directed by Alfred Hitchcock, starring Teresa Wright and Joseph Cotten. Some critics consider Shadow of a Doubt Hitchcock’s finest film. It was both filmed and set in Santa Rosa, California, which was portrayed as a paragon of a peaceful, small, pre-War American city. After the film, Randy Wilson and Carol May will moderate a short discussion on Hitchcock and the thriller genre. Dinner and conversation will continue as the group enjoys an evening meal together.
$55 includes tour, film viewing, discussion, dinner and van/shuttle transportation